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Cellular IoT communications companies are migrating to LTE technology. To free up necessary spectrum space, many carriers are implementing 2G and 3G network shutdowns and companies using older communication technology will need to migrate their communication equipment.  4G LTE features superior data transfer capacity and speed, improving efficiency across many industries.

Next Steps

  1. Evaluate your existing network of communication devices
  2. Contact MultiTech for an LTE Migration Review
  3. Determine timeline


Making the transition from legacy communication technologies to LTE requires a strategic migration plan and the right products to meet business needs. IoT applications vary greatly, so MultiTech provides businesses with the right 4G LTE products to minimize disruptions. Our products are fully certified and carrier-approved, to seamlessly integrate into your existing operations. Full-Line Brochure.

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MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series

Cellular Modems for IoT

MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series cellular modems (MTC Series) support 4G-LTE (Cat 4 and Cat M1) technologies, are carrier approved, and fully certified for deployment in multiple geographies around the world. Designed specifically for M2M applications, they provide a long and stable lifecycle. In addition to being durable/reliable, they offer multiple interface options for both fixed and mobile assets.


SocketModem® Cell

Cellular Embedded Modems

Complete, ready-to-integrate 4G-LTE Cat 4, Cat 1 and Cat M1 cellular embedded modems (MTSMC Series) using MultiTech's Universal Socket design.


MultiConnect® rCell 100 Series

Cellular Routers

The MultiConnect® rCell 100 series of industrial cellular routers supports multiple cellular technologies, is certified by the major carriers, and has a durable design and a long stable lifecycle. In addition, its complimentary remote device management platform lowers the total cost of ownership. 


MultiConnect® microCell

USB LTE Cat 1 Cellular Modem

MultiConnect® microCell USB 4G-LTE cellular modem is fully certified/carrier approved, providing cellular communication and SSL/TLS 1.2 or higher security. This compact, industrial-grade device provides plug-and-play connectivity for vending machines, medical devices, smart grid, manufacturing equipment and more. 


MultiTech Dragonfly™

Cellular Embedded Modem and System-on-Module (SoM)

The Dragonfly™ cellular embedded modems and SoMs are fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design. From a software perspective, Dragonfly is compatible with the Arm® Mbed™ programming platform allowing for rapid prototyping, development and deployment. With its integrated Cortex®-M4 processor, developers can host their application and have access to a full suite of interfaces for connecting sensors or other remote assets.


Data Speeds



LTE Cat 4 LTE Cat 1 eMTC (LTE Cat M1) NB-IoT


Yes Yes Yes No
Rx Bandwidth 20 MHz 20 MHz 1.08 MHz 180 KHz
Max Data Rate

50 Mbps UL. 150 Mbps DL

5 Mbps UL. 10 Mbps DL 1 Mbps UL/DL 20 Kbps UL (single tone) 50 Kbps DL
Max Output Power 23 dBm 23 dBm 23 or 20 dBm

23 or 20 dBm

Link Budget 140 dB+ 140 dB+ 155.7 dB+ on DL 164 dB standalone

Communication Channel

Full Duplex Full Duplex Half Duplex Half Duplex
Power Efficiency Low Low  Medium High
Antennas 2 2 (1 with waiver) 1 1